School Sisters of St. Francis
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Trumpet and Ensemble to Serenade with “My Funny Valentine” and More

Jazz Quintet Presents the Great American Songbook on School Sisters of St. Francis Campus

By - Jan 16th, 2018 10:07 am

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 16, 2018—The mellow tones of a jazz trumpet can take people back to a technicolor era when everyone dressed up for a night on the town. The School Sisters of St. Francis will rekindle that feeling with their guests at their Valentine concert on Saturday, February 10, at 7 p.m. on their south side campus, St. Joseph Center (1501 South Layton Blvd., Milwaukee at 27th Street and Greenfield Ave.).

A quintet of musicians led by master trumpeter Eric Jacobson will be featured in the concert, “My Funny Valentine.” Romantic melodies like Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” will tug at heartstrings, and effervescent numbers will have everyone snapping their fingers.

The Eric Jacobson Quintet will be drawing their music selections largely from the Great American Songbook, a compilation of jazz standards dating back to the early 20th century. Schooled to swing, Eric Jacobson is in high demand. He has performed with Grammy Award winners Tito Puente, Jr., and pop artist Eric Benet. He completed a world tour between 2010 and 2013 with the soul band, Kings Go Forth, and now performs mainly in Chicago and Milwaukee with the jazz ensemble, We Six, and the Latin band, De La Buena. As a recording artist, Mr. Jacobson has enjoyed collaborating on the albums “The Sweet Minute Big Band” and “Human Kindness.” His latest album as leader is titled “Discover.”

At the Valentine concert, Mr. Jacobson will be accompanied by fellow musicians Eric Schoor on tenor sax, Mark Davis on piano, Jeff Hamann on double bass, and Todd Howell on drums. Rarely does this brand of jazz–traditional fodder for night owls–come to such an easily accessed venue, and at such a decent hour! Tickets are available now.

Admission is $20. Write checks to School Sisters of St. Francis Outreach Events, c/o Donna O’Loughlin at St. Joseph Center; 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Convenient free parking is available in the St. Joseph Center lot at 29th St. and Orchard St. Contact: or 414-385-5272.

About the School Sisters of St. Francis

The School Sisters of St. Francis are an international community of Catholic sisters who unite with others to build a just and peaceful world. Founded in 1874, they now have sisters, associates, staff, donors and volunteers actively working to address the needs of those who are poor and marginalized by society. Their mission is thriving throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and India. In the U.S., School Sisters live and minister in 15 states, addressing needs in education, holistic wellness and healing, pastoral ministry, spiritual growth, social justice, and the arts. For more information about the School Sisters of St. Francis, please visit

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